Navigating Through Tokyo Station's Dungeon

Once I saw an online article in Japanese about Tokyo Station’s Dungeon . The title of this post might be a bit odd , but in reality it is about the underground passage from Tokyo Station to the entrance of the JR Keiyo Line Tokyo Terminus . The JR Keiyo Line Tokyo Terminus was opened in March 1990 , so it is newer than the other stations across Tokyo . The JR Keiyo Line is the train line that links Tokyo to Tokyo Disneyland and Makuhari Messe , both in Chiba Prefecture . This underground passage is also a way to go from Tokyo Station to the Tokyo International Forum on foot without the inconveniences of the outdoor weather . It is a 15 to 20 minutes walk from Tokyo Station to the Tokyo International Forum .

Tokyo Station , basically faces either the Marunouchi District or the Yaesu District . Tokyo Station has several entrances . The closest one to this underground passage is the Marunouchi Underground South Gate . Beware that this is an unmanned gate , with only automatic gates , if you’re using the Japan Rail Pass you might need to exit at the Marunouchi Underground Central Gate .

 Marunouchi Underground South Gate

Marunouchi Underground South Gate

You can easily find the beginning of the passage by looking for the train wheels monument close to the Marunouchi Underground South Gate .

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Past the train wheels monument go to entrance to the underground passage , which the red lights in it’s columns .

 Not to the left . Straight ahead .

Not to the left . Straight ahead .

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The JR Keiyo Line is color coded in red , hence the red lights in the columns .

 Through this corridor , down the stairs .

Through this corridor , down the stairs .

 Almost there . Down the slope .

Almost there . Down the slope .

 Another view of the slope .

Another view of the slope .

Before you get to the gates of the JR Keiyo Line , to your right side is the entrance to the Tokyo International Forum .

 Entrance to the Tokyo International Forum .

Entrance to the Tokyo International Forum .

 Street Level entrance to the passage at the Tokyo International Forum .

Street Level entrance to the passage at the Tokyo International Forum .

At the Tokyo International Forum , it is possible to access the passage either through the entrance at street level or at the underground entrance .

 Underground Entrance to the passage at the Tokyo International Forum .

Underground Entrance to the passage at the Tokyo International Forum .

At the Tokyo International Forum , the underground entrance to the passage is close to the Mitsuo Aida Museum .